Andrew Perlman is one of the nation’s leading forces helping to establish the future of legal education and legal practice. As a professor and now dean at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, he has helped drive the creation and development of programs for teaching about legal innovation and technology. He was founding director of Suffolk’s Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology and its related legal technology and innovation concentration for law students. He also helped establish Suffolk’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, or LIT Lab, where law students are able to work directly on legal tech and data science…
After last week’s Tech Toys for the Holidays podcast and some links to other tech gift collections, one might assume I might have completed the tech gift suggestions for the season. But, not so fast! Lawyer Tech Tips: Technology Treats to Brighten Year’s End from Attorney at Work features an ensemble cast of technology tipsters including me and some other people whose names you may recognize including Brett Burney, Anne Haag, Tom Lambotte, Reid Trautz, Sheila Blackford, Nerino Petro, Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek. This is certainly a diverse collection of ideas. Happy holiday shopping!…
 Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., today announced the integration of its Federal Developments Knowledge Center (FDKC) with its award-winning Cheetah platform. The easy-to-use FDKC platform has been enhanced with range of new features and is now available on 18 practice areas dashboards on Cheetah. The integration will help users monitor all newly issued executive actions, proposed bills and rules, enacted laws and final rules in real time across over 800 agencies and sub-agencies of the federal government. FDKC’s integration with Cheetah allows users to access even deeper expertise within their workflow, providing the ability to search,…
It can easy to carp about other people when you have a blog but I try to be constructive. I have been thinking about other ways of delivering simple video-based instruction. Simple for the presenter but also fully utilizing the technology available. As I noted in a recent post, you can’t just wing it. But where to start? I decided I would walk through how to use OBS Studio to create more flexible information delivery in a Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet session. I am using a Windows 10 PC and I have a camera. I didn’t always have…
From : Blog Entry>>Curtis’s Blog EntryHumanity has been on a steady climb towards more and more technological advancement since the Industrial Revolution and this trend doesn’t seem to be letting up.  Technology is developing rapidly at an unprecedented rate, some of it even mutating so fast that we have to work hard to keep up with it. If you want your business to continue thriving in the 21 st century, read on to find out how technology is changing the face of business and how businesses are adapting.  Cloud [More]
Rachi and Tom have been on hiatus for a few weeks and Tom gets back into action by talking with Sheila Grela of Procopio in San Diego. Sheila is a seasoned litigation paralegal with over two decades of experience. She is an Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) in eDiscovery. Her paralegal certificate, with honors, was from the ABA-approved USD Paralegal program. She has advanced her paralegal experience by becoming both a Relativity Certified User (RCU) and a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS). Recently, her eDiscovery achievement was acknowledged when she was appointed to be a Global Advisory Council participant for EDRM. In…
Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson invite you to listen to our annual ‘Tis the Season Tech Toys for the Holidays podcast on the Digital Edge podcast. We were particularly happy with this year’s edition. Every year we highlight some practical and not-so practical tech toys with some remote work and COVID-related gift ideas in the mix. Pick up some wish list inspiration for yourself and your favorite lawyer-nerds – a handy UVC sterilizer, the latest LegalBoard Wireless, ideas for your home workspace, a portable scanner and much more! We hope you enjoy the podcast and enjoy the holidays…
C|Net is one of my go-to websites for ethical and quality tech product reviews. So C|Net always has a massive holiday gift guide and its Holiday Gift Guide 2020 is no exception. For those shopping for gifts on a budget, it has sections for gifts under $30 and under $50. If you know what you want but are not sure of features, brands or what additional features you receive when you pay a bit more, C|Net is a great resource.…
Completing this week’s holiday shopping tips trilogy is the ZDNet Holiday Gift Guide 2020. Another reputable product review website, ZDNet began as a subscription-based digital service called “ZiffNet” that offered computing information to users of CompuServ. (Some will recall that first version of OBA-NET was also hosted on CompuServ.) It has a long online history, spanning most of the major online services and is now a part of C|Net and CBS. According to Wikipedia, ZDNet currently operates a network of about 50 blogs loosely aligned by its major verticals: companies, hardware, software, mobile, security and IT research.…
This fall, the team at Hanzo and the Association of E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) conducted a benchmark survey to learn how organizations were addressing what we broadly refer to as “collaboration data”—chat-based discussions and associated shared documents from platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Chat, and more. We collected responses from a cross-section of different sizes and types of organizations, about half of which manage 10 or more ediscovery matters per month. Of the respondents, the majority—54 percent—were using Microsoft Teams. Around 70 percent described their collaboration tool as something they or their teams “can’t live without.”…
Is it just me or could you use a refresher on well-being essentials for lawyers too? The colder and darker winter days in the Midwest are never easy. On top of that, this year we’re faced with a surge in COVID-19 cases, an unknown pandemic end date, political and social unrest, family and holiday obligations, and don’t forget high-stress jobs in the legal profession.  So, how can we realistically improve or at least maintain our well-being? I have written before about making sure your well-being toolkit is ready. While exercise and eating well are important right now and often stressed, I want to discuss three well-being essentials for lawyers that we already do and cost nothing. However, the key…
It’s a common challenge for all legal departments: How do you demonstrate your value to the rest of the organization? Avoiding litigation, minimizing risk, ensuring compliance — when all of these tasks are performed well, it doesn’t seem like anything happened. Indeed, the legal department’s job is so often to make sure that things don’t happen. This […] The post 5 Insightful Reports You Need to Run on Your Contracts appeared first on Exigent.…
As with everyone else in the world, the pandemic destroyed my morning routine. My thirty-minute drive to the office is literally just rolling out of bed and putting up a green screen in front of the computer at the foot of my bed. It took me a long time to find another process of finding time for myself, and not just jumping straight into work, or begin doom scrolling social media. And again, like many of you, that meant getting out of the house and going for a walk around my neighborhood. It was in that walk this week that…
Tom Mighell and I updated on progress on our Second Brain Project in the latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal Talk Network. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the top tools under consideration for effective and efficient data organization in their Second Brain project. Tom and I decided to work in public on what we are calling our “Second Brain Project.” It’s similar in a few ways to other “Second Brain” approaches you can find, but there are a lot of differences because our “job to be done” is quite different. In simplest terms, it’s…
As of January 1, 2021, litigants will be allowed to cite unpublished Illinois Appellate Court opinions for persuasive purposes thanks to an amendment to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 23. The Supreme Court, which announced the amendment last week, cited the availability of text-searchable electronic legal research databases as an impetus for the change.   Under the earlier version of Rule 23, litigants could cite rulings from other jurisdictions as persuasive authority but couldn’t cite unpublished Illinois Appellate Court rulings. This led to confusion, as Illinois trial court rulings could be cited, but an unpublished appellate order affirming that same ruling could not, the press release said.    However, electronic…